Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
to trigger a civil war with help from the taliban. the plot hinged on the plan to blow up an oakland bank. what the suspect didn't know he was working with the feds the whole time. kpix reporter linda yee has the story the details. >> reporter: the target was this bank of america branch near the oakland airport. domestic terrorist suspect matthew llaneza who lives in san jose told the fbi he wanted to blow it up an act of violent jihad he hope would create a government crackdown leading to civil war. so met with a man he thought it was connected to the taliban and the mujahideen in afghanistan. it turned out he was an undercover fbi agent. the suspect brought the undercover agent here where they could do a little surveillance. the suspect pointed out some of the support beams where they could possibly park that car bomb and when it detonated, it would bring down this entire bank. and according to the criminal complaint, llaneza told the fbi agent he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. bank customers today were shocked to hear about the plot.
Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
, llaneza wanted to go to afghanistan to train taliban fighters right after this bank attack. instead he faces life in prison for attempted use of a weapons of mass destruction. his public defender today declined comment on the case, but llaneza is due back in court next wednesday. reporting live in san jose, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, stephanie. the criminal complaint against llaneza claims his goal was to trigger a government crackdown followed by a right-wing attack, and eventually a civil war. our coverage continues the story on nbcbayarea.com. all you need to do is search fbi complaint and you can read the entire affidavit online. >>> we have new details on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents unsealed today reveal how ravi kumra was killed during a deadly home invasion at his monte sereno estate the suspects used packaging tape to blindfold and gag consume rachlt the suspects also tied the male victim's hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the case. police say kumra frequently hir
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
fbi agent posing as a taliban sympathizer helped him build the bomb that was a fake. authorities claim the suspect wanted to carry out a terrorist threat. but civil rights groups are claiming he's mentally ill and not capable of that kind of plot on his own. >>> the white house is unveiling details of president obama's plan to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks. during his state of the union address, the president said the power grids, financial institutions and air traffic control systems, they are all targets. he signed an executive order calling for new standards to protect computer systems that run crucial infrastructure. that order directs intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with companies. >>> 7:36. in overnight news, more than 100 workers were evacuated in san lorenzo last night because of an ammonia leak. it happened around 10:00 at a building ownedded and operated by -- owned and operated by sara lee on grant avenue and worer thisly drive -- wortherly drive. the hazmat situation lasted about three hours and firefighters say no one was hurt.
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
airport. matthew thought he was working with the taliban to carry out the attack, but in fact an undercover fbi agent. he was arrested as he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb. >> it's surreal, you know. this is as real as you're going to get for something that comes that close to home. >> according to yesterday's federal complaint, he told the undercover agent that he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. he allegedly loaded what he thought was a powerful mixture into the back of the suv and brought two cell phones to be used as a detonator and a trigger. but in reality again, luckily there was no bomb. >>> a walnut creek steak house has reopened after diners and employees came down with a neurovirus last week. flemings was shut down on wednesday after county health officials got two separate complaints. two diners and several employees became sick with the neurovirus, which is awful, causing diarrhea and vomiting. they reopened after hours of deep cleaning. they heard waiters talking about the outbreak. >> i didn't hear
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
and music was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how